My mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 ovarian cancer in 2002. She is nearing the 10 year mark and is on her third recurrence. Due to an allergic reaction, she can no longer take carboplatin, which worked the first two times.
For the last two years, she has had a number of different treatments, including Avastin and radiation. They all seemed to slow it down, but nothing knocked it out (other than radiation, the side effects caused her to have to stop each chemo). She now has multiple nodules in her lungs, and has been sent home on hospice. The last 3 Dr. visits have had inconsistent results. Her oncologist said a month ago that she likely had 6 months, and that any chemo would likely only prolong life another 3-6 at most, and may not be worth the side effects. The next visit, she seemed to encourage chemo (hexalin, etoposide, or cysplatin). Then, her pulmonary doctor said things were basically hopeless, and we're looking at 3 months at best.
Does anyone have experience with ovarian cancer metastasizing in the lungs? We've been told before that her cancer is a slow growing cancer. Yet since hearing this news, her condition seems to be deteriorating rapidly. She's coughing a lot and is having a lot of pain around her side and back. Is there any other hope out there, maybe a study or something that we are unaware of. She wants to fight it, but not if it means ruining all of the time she has left.